Beating Liverpool's Virgil van Dijk and Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo, Barcelona talisman Lionel Messi bagged a record sixth Ballon d'Or award earlier this month. The 32-year-old, who inspired Barcelona to a La Liga title and Argentina to the third position in Copa America, had won back in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2015. "I am very lucky, I am blessed. I hope I will continue for a long time," Messi told reporters. "I realize that I'm lucky even if one day it will be time to retire."